#HandmadeChat: March 2013 Lineup

On Thursdays at 8pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a weekly Twitter talk show to coach, inform and inspire #handmade and creative entrepreneurs. If you've never attended, now is the time. #HandmadeChat is a fun, inspirational and supportive event where you'll learn so much about making your business more successful.

handmadechat guests March 2013

As you'll see below, you can submit your questions in advance! So cozy up on Thursday evenings with me and a cup of tea, and get tips and ideas you can use to grow your business from your fellow Indies who are doing it big! Here is the lineup for March 2013!

March 7: Melody Bockelman: Private Label Insider, San Bento Texas, top left

A resource for business looking to create their own private label products or take their handmade products to the next level, Melody offers coaching and consulting services to entrepreneurs seeking to upscale their handmade businesses. She'll answer your questions and share tips on this episode of #HandmadeChat.

Melody has been an IBN member since 2011.

Got a question for Melody? Submit it here.

March 14: Jackie Bernardi: OC Skin Solutions, Newport Beach, California top right

Jackie is a licensed esthetician who believes that everyone deserves to have the knowledge and tools to feel confident in their skin care choices. Under the Personal Skin Solutions brand, Jackie creates customized skin care solutions for women of all ages and skin types. On this #HandmadeChat, Jackie will share some of her best tips to help you customize your own skin care regimen.

Jackie has been an IBN member since 2011.

Got a question for Jackie? Submit it here.

March 21: Samatha Dickey Zahn: Dirty Beauty Skin, Georgia, bottom left

At Dirty Beauty, Samantha delivers nature-based skincare products to enhance your natural skin tone. On this #HandmadeChat, Samantha will share how she started her business, what inspires her, and more.

Samantha has been an IBN member since 2010.

Got a question for Samantha? Submit it here.

March 28: Jamyla Bennu: Oyin Handmade, Baltimore, Maryland, bottom right

Jamyla is the creative mind behind the Oyin Handmade line of products, which have caught fire nationwide. Launched in 2001, Oyin and its founders have been featured in dozens of media outlets including Essence and Oprah.com. Jamyla hosts her famous “bottling parties,” and inspires women the world over to join her fight against ash and her quest for a more supple world. On this #HandmadeChat, Jamyla will tell us who the HoneyBees and HoneyBabies are, and share how she keeps Oyin going strong with two busy toddlers in tow.

Jamyla has been an IBN member since 2006.

Got a question for Jamyla? Submit it here.

See how to participate in #HandmadeChat here.

See you on March 7, for #HandmadeChat. Remember to read the easy instructions here if you don't already know how to participate.

And by the way, we choose our topics based on feedback from you! If you have any ideas, please complete the #HandmadeChat Survey, so we can consider your suggestions!


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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.